By Gordon Leidner
Greater than a hundred and forty years for the reason that his demise, the long-lasting legacy of a good president, an American good fortune tale, and the prestigious chief of the Civil warfare keeps. Abraham Lincoln: charges, Quips, and Speeches captures the essence of the 16th president. as well as Lincoln's personal phrases, Gordon Leidner comprises insights into the guy via those that knew him most sensible, from his spouse, Mary Todd Lincoln, to his maximum political opponent, Stephen A. Douglas. a variety of pictures upload to the appeal and usability of the booklet.
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I answer, if it ever reach us it must spring up amongst us; it cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot we must ourselves be its author and finisher. 6 I I I T his is essentially a people’s contest. On the side of the Union it is a struggle for maintaining in the world that form and substance of government whose leading object is to elevate the condition of men—to lift artificial weights from all shoulders; to clear the paths of laudable pursuit for all; to afford all an unfettered start, and a fair chance in the race of life.
Indd 45 faith 45 T he purposes of the Almighty are perfect, and must prevail, though we erring mortals may fail to accurately perceive them in advance. We hoped for a happy termination of this terrible war long before this; but God knows best, and has ruled otherwise. We shall yet acknowledge His wisdom, and our own error therein. Meanwhile we must work earnestly in the best lights He gives us, trusting that so working still conduces to the great ends He ordains. 14 I I I It is most cheering and encouraging for me to know that in the efforts which I have made and am making for the restoration of a righteous peace to our country, I am upheld and sustained by the good wishes and prayers of God’s people.
Indd 53 the people 53 �e [Lincoln] prized the suggestions of the un- sophisticated people more than what was called statecraft or political wisdom. 9 Joseph Gillespie, longtime friend and legal associate of Lincoln H H H It is, fellow-citizens, for the whole American people, and not for one single man alone, to advance the great cause of the Union and the Constitution. . 13 H H H � ut take men as a whole—I think he [Lin- coln] thought better of them than they deserve. indd 55 the people 55 �he trust which Abraham Lincoln had in him- self and in the people was surprising and grand, but it was also enlightened and well founded.